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Artefact ID89
TM IDTM 107750
Findspot (DEChriM ID)34   (Ǧabal al-Ṭārif)
Writing mediumCodex
Text contentLiterary

Nag Hammadi Codex X

Papyrus codex containing a variety of Gnostic texts in Coptic (L6 dialect), said to have been discovered along with 12 other codices in an area near Nag Hammadi, although the precise context and circumstance of their discovery in 1945 remains unclear (Nongbri 2018, 108-115). The contents of Nag Hammadi Codex X include: pp. A-B: blank and not preserved;

pp. 1-68 (NHC X, 1): Marsanes (CC 0677);
pp. C-D: blank.

Selection criteriaLiterary genre (Theological), Coptic language
Date from300
Date to399
Dating criteria

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

Accession number

Cairo, Coptic Museum NH 10551


Editio Princeps

• Pearson, Birger A., ed. 1981. Nag Hammadi Codices IX and X, Nag Hammadi Studies, vol. 15. Leiden: Brill.

Additional Bibliography

• Nongbri, Brent. 2018. God's Library: The Archaeology of the Earliest Christian Manuscripts. New Haven: Yale University Press.

• Scholer, David. 1971. Nag Hammadi Bibliography, 1948-1969. Nag Hammadi Studies. Vol. 1, Leiden: Brill.

• Scholer, David. 1997. Nag Hammadi Bibliography 1970-1994. Nag Hammadi and Manichaean Studies.  Leiden: Brill.

• Scholer, David, and Susan Wood. 2008. Nag Hammadi Bibliography 1995-2006. Nag Hammadi and Manichaean Studies. Vol. 65, Leiden: Brill.

Mary Jane Cuyler, 2020
Suggested citation
Mary Jane Cuyler, 2020, "Artefact ID 89", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,